A 14th century French Gothic church, Naples Cathedral – il Duomo, was built by the Angevins (AD 1266 – 1435) and is the seat of the Naples Archdiocese. Naples Cathedral is also home to the Crypt and the Chapel of Naples Patron Saint, San Gennaro and it is where the Festival of San Gennaro, the infamous blood liquefaction ceremony takes place three times a year. Also of interest is the 4th century AD Basilica Santa Restituta commissioned by the first Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine I and the oldest surviving baptistery of its kind in the western world, the Byzantine San Giovanni in Fonte.
The Duomo is best experienced with the Audio Guide and map available at the information desk just inside the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro.
Visit Naples Cathedral
Via Duomo, 147, Naples
+39 081 449097
Cathedral – Free, Baptistry €1,50
Mon – Sat 0800 – 1230 & 1630 – 1900, Sunday 0800 – 1230 & 1700 – 1930, Mass – Mon – Fri 0830, 0900, 1830, Sunday 0900, 1100, 1230, 1830
- In the Shadow of Vesuvius by Jordan Lancaster
- Medieval Naples: An Architectural & Urban History, 400-1400
- Naples: An Early Guide
- The Stones of Naples: Church Building in Angevin Italy by Caroline Bruzelius